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Cozumel offers a range of surf spots each of which offers it's own unique benefits and drawbacks. For anybody interested in surfing the area there are a number of otions for surfers of any experience level with (as usual) weather/surf conditions being the only thing standing between anyone and ther perfect wave.
For starters understand that the surfing on the sland of Cozumel exists predominately on the eastern coast. The west coast (and incidently any beach with a hotel) may offer paddle-boarding and other fantastic aquatic activities but they can not offer any surfing. That coast is protected from 99% of all surf because it is the leeward side of the island and protected from large surf by its proximity to the mainland. Great for snorkeling, not good for surfing. Get yourself a rental car and take a tour of the San Jose highway to find that good surf spot.
For beginners you need ony drive a few miles around the southern point of the island to Playa Bonita. Its a gentle, sandy beach. The waves are simple; there isn't much of a point anywhere. You can rent a board from the restuarant at the northern end of the beach (please note this is a fantastic restaurant and worth stopping by for drinks or food after/before you surf). Here you can pretty much paddle out anywhere and get a ride,and the further you can paddle the better wave you'll get. There is a point at the northern end of the beach that blocks surf close by, which makes for an easier spot by the restaurant if you are a first timer. Farther down the beach the waves will wrap off the end of the point and break at a point on the beach, this is the best spot at the beach and although you'll need to know a little about surfing to find where that spot will be (it will change depending on the swell) waves break along the entire beach.
For the more experienced surfer and thrill seeker that are several spots farther North that offer some intense waves on the right day. Punta Morena and Chen Rio are rocky-cliff breaks. There isn't apeeling point, which is disappointing. But the surf is steep and has a good kick to it. On the right day there are some good barrels at these spots, but the ride doesn't last long as the waves crash quickly into the cliffs. To surf here you need to be proficient in understanding surfing close to rocks. There isn't a doctor on that end of the island and it is a long drive back to San Jose for someone suffering from broken bones.
The real surfaris will want to get away from the touristy packed beaches that even even these beaches won't provide, and in that area Cozumel does not disapoint. There are several points at the North-East end of the island that require a much more adventurous spirit. The highway that travels up the East coast ends about two-thirds of the way up the island and visitors are required to turn down the island crossing road back to San Jose. But for those who can manage to get their hands on a serious off-road vehicle you can continue north up the coast down a dirt/sand path that will lead you to a multitude of sure-fire lonely/magical surf breaks. Playa Bonita Norta, Playa Santa Cecillia, Castillo Real and Punta Ixpalbarco are points up the coast the few people are physically able even to get to. Grab a map and go find your own little slice of surfing perfection away from the masses, just be sure to have a back-up plan in case your vehicle gets stuck in the soft sand. There is amost no information readily available on the spots, so anybody looking to make it out that way will be doing so on their own.
Hidden under the massive advertisements and sales pitches selling the snorkeling, diving, food and hotel-life features of the island is a hidden gem in the plethora of truly awe-inspiring surfing opportunities that Cozumel offers. For those willing to go through the trouble of getting a ride and finding a board Cozumel will reward you with a memorable surfing experience, no matter what the conditions or your experience may be.